The atmosphere at Real Madrid is still difficult after last night’s (Friday) relegation from the Champions League in a 2: 1 loss to Manchester City, a loss that was mainly due to serious mistakes by Rafael Varane on defense, when after last year’s relegation against Ajax, the absence of captain Sergio Ramos was felt once again.
About a day after the game in the north of England, Ramos Was the first of the Blancos’ squad players to comment on the disappointing loss: “A very strange season ended in bitter taste. This year has been very difficult for everyone, but we are Real Madrid and we were supposed to win everything, ”the Spaniard wrote on his Instagram account.
“We should appreciate winning the championship in such exceptional circumstances and we also won the Spanish Super Cup. However, relegation from the Champions League leaves a bitter taste. We wanted more than we achieved. Now it’s time to rest, recover and get back to fighting for all the titles next season. Our history speaks for itself. In victory, in loss and always – Allah Madrid! Thank you so much for your unconditional support, even from a distance! ” The captain concluded.
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An atypical and strange season ends, very hard for everyone. The taste is bittersweet because we are @realmadrid and we are forced to win everything. We must give credit to the League, and more to such an exceptional one, and the Super Cup, but we are saddened by the elimination of the Champions League. We wanted more. It’s time to rest to come back for all the next season. This shield and this story always deserve the most. In victory, in defeat, always: HALA MADRID. Thank you for your unconditional support, even from a distance. An extremely strange season is over and the taste is bittersweet. This year has been very hard on everyone. But we are Real Madrid and we were set to win everything. Credit must be given to winning the Liga under such exceptional circumstances and the Spanish Supercup. However, being eleminated from the Champions League leaves us with a bitter aftertaste: we wanted more. Now it is time to rest to come back and fight for the next season. This badge and this history always deserve it all. In victory, in defeat, always: HALA MADRID. Thank you for your unconditional support, even in the distance. #HalaMadrid 📸 Getty
The Spanish champions usually do not get along without their captain. As mentioned, last year it was defeated 4: 1 against the Dutch in the rematch at the Bernabeu and was also eliminated in the round of 16.
In the 2017/18 season Real were almost eliminated against Juventus after a 0: 3 victory in the first game in Italy, when they trailed 3: 0 at home, when the captain was yellowed and absent. Cristiano Ronaldo’s critical penalty in extra time sent her to the next stage. The Spaniard was also not present in the opening round of the season when Real were defeated 3-0 against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Spanish media have been heavily criticized for Real Madrid’s season. “Marca” says that this was one of the worst seasons for the whites in the factory with which she is so identified. In the eight games they played, they won three times, almost surrendered to Bruges at the Bernabeu, but managed to get back to 2-2.
As mentioned, Zinedine Zidane and his players lost in the opening to PSG, who played without Neymar, Killian Ambape and Edinson Cavani. The “final” was the helplessness against City in both meetings. “Since Ronaldo’s departure, Real Madrid’s dominance on the continent has disappeared, like empires crashing after the emperor’s disappearance.”